Time is looking at a global fallout from this election.
Protesters outraged by what they believe was a rigged poll continued braving police charges and a government ban on public gatherings to denounce the outcome. Opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who is under what is effectively house arrest, demanded that the suspect result be scrapped and new elections be held. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei has ordered an investigation into claims of electoral fraud.
For this pol, the numbers simply don’t add up. Mousavi was up 67%, then loses by 67%? That’s a problem. The powers that be in Iran want us to believe that this is a simple case of bad polls, but the face of Iran and the world believe it is a strong case of bad people behind good numbers that came in for Mousavi.
What bothers, is that this is the formula for a coup. The dissenters are shouting in the streets “Death to the dictator.” Nice. It also make Iran’s President a target for a kill. There are folks mad enough to push a mad man I mean Ahmadinejad’s over the precipice.